Dr. Helene Gayle, a leading world public health expert, will discuss the declining state of health in America, as part of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Parks Chapel A.M.E. Church, 476 34th St. in Oakland.
Dr. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a member of CARE International, a leading humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty. She previoiusly directed the HIV, TB, and reproductive health program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focusing primarily on HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Gayle also served as chair of the Obama administration’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
The event is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center in Oakland and Merritt College. For more information and to RSVP, call (510) 434-3988.